Caroline Cheong

Caroline Cheong, Ph.D.

Caroline Cheong's research focuses on the relationship between urban heritage conservation and economic development, values-based conservation management, conservation economics and poverty reduction. She has presented her work at numerous conferences, including the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum, and the ICOMOS General Assembly. 

She earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in City and Regional Planning, where her dissertation examined the relationship between urban conservation, quality of life improvements and low income communities through four case studies in Ecuador. Caroline received her MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania where she focused on the management and planning for historic sites.  Her thesis focused on sustainable tourism and indigenous communities in Peru’s Lake Titicaca. 

Caroline was a 2007 US/ICOMOS International Exchange Intern, during which she worked in Al Houson, Jordan on the rehabilitation of an historic convent into a community center. She was a 2009 Graduate Intern at the Getty Conservation Institute where she evaluated the challenges and opportunities facing historic cities.  Caroline later served as a consultant for the Getty during which she co-authored a research report on public-private partnerships for heritage conservation projects.

Previously, Caroline was Director of Research for heritage economics consulting firms PlaceEconomics and Heritage Strategies International, through which she published numerous research reports and professional publications focusing on the economic impacts of historic preservation with Donovan Rypkema.


  • Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • M.S. in Historic Preservation from University of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • B.S. in Anthropology from University of Chicago (2002)

Research Interests

Historic preservation, urban regeneration, poverty, Global South


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21023 HIS3090 Intro to Historic Preservation Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) W 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19118 HIS5067 Introduction to Public History Face to Face Instruction (P) W 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2018.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Updated: Jan 26, 2017